Android 6.0 Marshmallow continues to roll out to devices and go through testing for particular models from various manufacturers. When it comes to HTC, one of the phones that has been waiting on the software update is the HTC One M8 for multiple carrier branded models. Just last week it was reported that the Verizon model One M8 would be getting the update to Android 6.0 sometime this week, and earlier today the T-Mobile model started getting the update, although it’s not likely that every T-Mobile subscriber with the HTC One M8 has received it just yet. Following on from last week’s mention, the Verizon model has now started getting the software update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Over on the Verizon support page, the software update details are listed for the HTC One M8 which mention all of the changes that users can expect. These changes include some pretty obvious ones like Doze Mode, and users can also expect more granular permissions control to finally come about for the device. One of the biggest changes will be the inclusion of Google’s Now On Tap feature that’s been mentioned numerous times, which allows users to get more contextual information about whatever is on screen at the time no matter what application they’re in.
Users will also be treated to new volume controls for notifications, audio, and alarms, which should make managing the correct volume a little simpler than before. Aside from the features mentioned above, the software update also includes a simplification for taking and sharing screenshots. Verizon’s support page doesn’t mention any details about how large the software update will be, so it’s just a good practice to make sure you have a decent amount of space available. It’s also not a bad idea to make sure that you’re connected to WiFi whenever you decide to initiate the download so you aren’t eating up data from your internet package, and you’ll want to make sure you have at least 50% battery, and in a few cases phones won’t let you do the software update unless it’s beyond that point anyway. If you’re on Verizon and you still use the HTC One M8 and the update hasn’t come through just yet, there’s always the chance that it may not show up today, and alternatively you can always check manually to see if the update is available by heading to the settings menu and then the about phone section.